New York Cannabis Compliance Training
New York Recreational Cannabis
Is cannabis legal in New York? No– recreational cannabis remains illegal. However, small amounts are considered a civil offense rather than a criminal one. Since the 1970s, possession of fewer than 25 grams has been decriminalized in New York.
In July 2019, Governor Andrew M. Cuomo further decriminalized cannabis. Under the new law, offenders caught with possession of less than one ounce of cannabis will be issued a ticket for $50. Those caught with between one and two ounces of cannabis will be cited a ticket for $200. Anyone caught with more than two ounces will be charged with a misdemeanor. The bill also automatically expunges many low-level cannabis convictions across the state.
Cuomo has endorsed full recreational cannabis legalization and has pushed state lawmakers to present him with a bill to sign. Negotiations on a cannabis legalization bill continued up until days before the legislative session came to an end in June 2019, but efforts fell short. Instead, lawmakers compromised and approved the decriminalization measure.
New York Medical Cannabis
The State of New York did legalize medical cannabis in 2014 with the passing of the Compassionate Care Act (Assembly Bill 6357). Patients must obtain a certification for medical cannabis from a physician that is registered with the Medical Marijuana Program.
Under the law, registered patients with a qualifying condition have access to a 30-day supply of non-smokable cannabis products, including capsules, liquids, and oil for vaporization or administration via an inhaler. On August 10, 2017, officials at the Department of Health announced the expansion of the state’s medical cannabis program to also permit chewable and effervescent tablets and lozenges as well as topical lotions, ointments, and patches.
As of July 2019, there are 40 open and operating dispensaries throughout the state. Home cultivation of cannabis for medical purposes is not permitted under the law.
In New York, the following conditions are approved for medical cannabis access:
- Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS)
- Chronic Pain
- HIV / AIDS
- Huntington’s Disease
- Inflammatory Bowel Disease
- Multiple Sclerosis
- Opioid Replacement
- Parkinson’s Disease
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Spinal Cord Damage Causing Spasticity
The Department of Health commissioner is charged with to adding or removing qualifying conditions. The department has previously considered and refused to add Alzheimer’s disease, muscular dystrophy, dystonia, and rheumatoid arthritis.
In September 2018, Governor Andrew Cuomo signed into law a bill that allows medical cannabis to be used as an alternative to opioids for acute pain management. The bill also allows substance use disorder treatment providers to recommend medical cannabis to manage pain that encourages opioid use.
As of July 30, 2019, there are 104,775 patients certified by practitioners and 2,430 physicians that have registered for the NYS Medical Marijuana Program.
New York CBD Hemp Oil
Hemp-derived CBD products are legal under Federal Law in the United States; however, individual state laws are dynamic and fluid. Individual states may enact their own laws governing hemp-derived CBD.
New York Cultivation of Cannabis
The personal cultivation of cannabis for personal or medical use remains illegal. Five licensed producers provide the supply of cannabis for New York’s medical cannabis program.
New York State did pass Senate Bill 7047 in 2014 to legalize the cultivation of industrial hemp for research purposes. Growers must be certified and approved by the Department of Agriculture and Markets. Up to 10 additional sites, authorized by the commissioner, can be approved for growth and cultivation of hemp.
A bill to legalize the commercial production of hemp and hemp-derived products like CBD passed both chambers of the New York Legislature in June 2019, but it remains unclear whether Cuomo will sign it into law.
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